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Jan 7, 2013 3:00am PST
laws following the shooting at sandy hook elementary. it is clear plenty of people across the country want to get their hand on guns and now. abc's mark greenblat has more. >> reporter: the surging demand for guns drew so many to this gun show near los angeles over the weekend, the worry wasn't weapons but the size of the crowds. this father brought his daughter along to stock up. worried about looming gun reforms. >> we went through and came down here to got what we wanted before everything is illegal. >> reporter: closer to newtown, at least four gun shows canceled. the show went on though in nearby stanford, connecticut, even after the local mayor called the organizers insensitive. what did you say to the mayor? >> i say he is wrong. >> reporter: why is he wrong? >> this is a private thing. he shouldn't be expressing his opinion on it. >> reporter: "the washington post" reports a task force led by vice president joe biden is considering proposing universal background tracks for all gun buyers. tracking sale of weapons through a national database and stiff penalties for carrying gun
Jan 4, 2013 1:40am PST
, starting with hurricane andrew, way before katrina and sandy, there was andrew back in 1992. killed 15 people, second costliest storm in u.s. history adjusted for inflation and it really did change how hurricanes were forecast and how the nation really responded. that was beyond devastating for those communities down there in florida. >> the winds were gauged at 160 miles per hour and another huge story is the riots. the rodney king riots which happened after those four officers were acquitted in the beating of rodney king. they rioted over six days in april of 1992, looting, assault, murder occurred during the riots and estimates of property damage topped $1 billion. >> and they pulled that truck driver out and beat him with a brick. that was a dark time for the country and exposed relations in america. something that these stories of 1992, also a big year politically, as well. we all remember this guy. president clinton won election that year. the guy from hope, arkansas came into the white house and obviously, changed the face of politics. i remember my parents saying for the first
Jan 11, 2013 2:35am EST
is now speaking out about a lifetime of hard hits. >>> later, bottoms up for a good cause. helping sandy survivors, one cold beer at a time. it doesn't get better than that. it's our favorite story of the day. >> perfect favorite story of the day for a friday. >>> but first, the nasty arctic blast blowing from coast to coast is bringing snow and freezing rain to a huge section of the country. >> winter weather advisories and warnings are posted from california to michigan, setting the stage for just a miserable weekend. our coverage begins with abc's michael bar. >> reporter: the arctic blast is dumping snow on southern california, shutting down interstate 5 north of los angeles. roads in higher elevations quickly turned icy. >> it's very, very icy up there. kind of dangerous road. >> reporter: along with snow and ice, the snowstorm is bringing 45 to 60-mile-an-hour winds to the west. the gusty blustery weather triggered mudslides near seattle. as wet snow fell on highways, slowing down commuters. it's part of a giant cold sending a chill from the rockies to the middle of the country. st
Jan 4, 2013 2:35am EST
that's a metaphor for the new congress, let's climb does steps together. >>> the students of sandy hook elementary back in school and today their town gets a special visitor. former congresswoman gabby giffords meets today with the victims of last month's attack. security was high today. authorities say security will remain high for now and will be re-evaluated each week. >>> u.s. intelligence officials are assessing a new taliban scenario, now that an american drone strike has taken out a top taliban commander in pakistan. his death is seep as a serious blow, because he gave money and weapons to support taliban fighters who attacked u.s. forces in afghanistan. a pentagon official describes him as someone who has a great deal of blood on his hands. >>> from deep inside caves in the taliban territory of afghanistan, a remarkable discovery. israel's national library has unveiled a collection of ancient hebrew manuscripts it just bought. it points to a thriving jewish community in the region about 1,000 years ago. the papers survived because the caves are so dry and so dark. >>> police in
Jan 11, 2013 1:40am PST
storm sandy. here's wabc's kristen thorn. >> reporter: it's not too often you can say that you're drinking beer for charity. but now you can. it's called surge protector, sandy relief ale. >> it's a true collaboration. >> reporter: eight breweries came together and created the ipa with one goal -- to raise money for those on the island still recovering from super storm sandy. one of those is one of their own, barrier brewing company in oceanside that was wiped out by the storm. >> we are stronger together than we are separate. this is a good demonstration of that. >> reporter: the eight breweries donated all the ingredients. >> the main ingredients of barley and hopps were all chipped in by everybody. >> and collaborated on the recipe. >> it is very hoppy, so it has the siteerous and pine flavors of the hops. >> reporter: it was brewed, bottled and labeled at blue point brewing company. >> the buzz is definitely starting to build and i think people will be psyched when it does finally come out. >> reporter: all the beer will be given to a distributor here on long island who wil
Jan 9, 2013 1:40am PST
the shooting at the sandy hook elementary is a turning point. a somber remembrance of the 2011 shooting tragedy. bells tolled for the 6 killed and 13 wounded two years ago. former congresswoman gabby giffords one was of the wounded. after a long recovery, she's now fighting back, launching a new campaign taking on the gun lobby. they're pushing for background checks for private gun sales and limits to high capacity magazine clips. >> how do we get to the point where 85% of the children in the world that are killed with guns are killed in the united states? >> reporter: last week, they comforted families of victims of the sandy hook elementary shooting. she spoke for the first time after in an exclusive interview with abc's diane sawyer. >> you have a gun? >> yes. >> we're both gun owners. we are strong supporters of the second amendment. >> so it is the common sense consensus you're going for? >> we are. and i think most gun owners are in the same camp with us. >> reporter: there's mounting pressure on washington to take meaningful action to prevent another gun tragedy. a new ad for mayors agai
Jan 10, 2013 2:35am EST
neighborhood devastated by hurricane sandy is waking up in a new home this morning. burt and jean mets just invested their life savings into upgrading their house in breezy point. then sandy struck and four feet of water rushed in. they lost everything. a volunteer group stepped in to help and showed off their work just yesterday. >> to have this kind of blessing, i only wish that young people could know all the things that we've gone through. >> jeannie is a two-time cancer survivor and her husband has also faced his own health issues. but i bet they both felt pretty good walking into that refurbished home. >> through tragedy, sometimes you just see the best of humanity. >> just incredible scenes. i remember that from october. so glad to see folks coming back. >> yes. >>> here's a look at your weather. rainy day in chicago. st. louis and kansas city. rain-snow mix in minneapolis. west of the rockies, it's a wintery day with snow by this afternoon in salt lake city and billings. >> the center of the nation sees spring-like weather. fargo will be 37 when the usual high is 18. chilly and rain
Jan 10, 2013 1:40am PST
surprise after superstorm sandy. how some generous people gave a hard luck couple a place to call home. >> that's a great story. >>> and later, making a splash. olympic gold medalist missy franklin is back in the water, swimming for her high school team and admitting she's actually kind of nervous. >> who wants to swim in high school against missy franklin? i mean, my goodness. look at that. >> yeah, she took a few folks to school, literally and figuratively. >>> but first, the tone of the gun control debate shifts dramatically today, as the nation's most powerful gun lob beau meets with the vice president. >> the nra has already said it opposes any new restrictions being placed on gun ownership. abc's karen travers is covering the gun debate. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning, rob. good morning, sunny. we thought the battle over the fiscal cliff was nasty and partisan. that may be mild compared to what's coming in the gun control debate. yesterday, vice president biden started to navigate that complicated issue. last month's tragic shooting at sandy hook elementary shook
Jan 8, 2013 1:40am PST
two months after super storm sandy barreled across the northeast, a state of emergency has been lifted for some of the hardest hit areas of the jersey shore. that means many displaced residents, including normandy beach, seaside heights and tom's river can now move back home for good. power and water have been restored in most spots but piles of debris still stack much of the area. >> after going through katrina in new orleans, i'm sensitive to horrible weather storms. nine weeks and some of those folks are just now being allowed to go home. imagine being displaced that long from your home. >> i was upset about two weeks. i can't imagine nine weeks. i did some community service and it's just an unbelievable sight still. >> and it will be unbelievable resilience to build those communities back, but they will come back. >> they will. >>> with that, let's take a look at your tuesday weather, everybody. some avalanche warnings in the cascades. up to eight inches of snow in the northern rockies. snow from new mexico into el paso. severe storms around houston and san antonio and corpus chris
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